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  • Should You Gamble In Chess?'s Thumbnail

    Should You Gamble In Chess?

    GM Gserper May 27, 2017, 4:16 AM

    Many chess tournaments have taken place in casinos, and many famous grandmasters have left left the lion's share of their prizes at the playing tables. I personally know a guy who won a good prize in the Knock-Out...

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    The Amazing Argentinian Chess Tragedy

    IM Silman May 26, 2017, 2:03 AM

    he Gothenburg Interzonal (Sweden) in 1955 was a 21-player round robin that was held from August 15 to September 21. The top group was the Soviet players (in no particular order): David Bronstein, Efim Geller,...

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    More Lessons From Master Games

    GM Gserper May 20, 2017, 6:37 PM

    Last time, we started to analyze the old game Charousek-Alapin and learned a useful trick that can be used in variety of openings. As a rule, you can learn more than just one idea from a game played by...

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  • So Knocks Out Giri In Nail-Biting Speed Chess Duel's Thumbnail

    So Knocks Out Giri In Nail-Biting Speed Chess Duel

    PeterDoggers May 26, 2017, 8:53 AM

    The very last bullet game (Chess960!) had to bring the decision. Wesley So defeated Anish Giri 15.5-14.5 in yesterday's Speed Chess match, one of the most exciting battles ever seen on the Chess.com live server. Find...

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    Karjakin Squeezes Meier In Speed Chess

    NM SamCopeland May 25, 2017, 2:33 PM

    Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier are renowned for their similar python-like style of play. Each has regularly demonstrated the ability to patiently maneuver and press from a superior position until their opponent...

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    Giri, So To Face Off Thursday In Speed Chess Match

    PeterDoggers May 23, 2017, 8:51 AM

    A day after the battle between Sergey Karjakin and Georg Meier there's an even higher profile matchup for the 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championhip. World number two Wesley So will be facing world number nine Anish...

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  • 4 Exercises To Become A Tactical Genius: Part 3's Thumbnail

    4 Exercises To Become A Tactical Genius: Part 3

    IM dpruess Dec 14, 2016, 3:35 PM

    They say chess is tactics, tactics, tactics! Well, they are right, and IM David Pruess is here with another exercise to challenge your tactical skills. A lot of players do simple tactical patterns often, but Pruess...

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    High Volume Errors: Member Analysis

    GM JRLOK Apr 13, 2017, 1:33 PM

    What are the errors that chess players make again and again? Turn up your speakers for this member-analysis by GM Dzindzi.

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    Best Of PRO Chess League: Tactics

    GM vegasicilia Apr 6, 2017, 2:16 PM

    The 2017 season of the PRO Chess League is in the books, and chess fans across the world enjoyed thrilling play by some of the top names in chess. GM Ivan Sokolov reviews the best tactics played in the league...

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  • My 960 Blindfold Simul Game vs GM Timur Gareyev's Thumbnail

    My 960 Blindfold Simul Game vs GM Timur Gareyev

    Strider23cpk May 28, 2017, 5:14 PM

    March 20, 2017 I had the opportunity to play GM Timur Gareyev in a simul. Many of you guys are probably familiar with the 48 board blindfold simul he recently played in. This guy is amazing and has trained his...

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    TRAPPING EASY 2

    tpstar May 28, 2017, 11:40 AM

    These Tony Palmer games demonstrate TRAPPING EASY 2:   1) White to Play     2) Black to Play     3) White to Play     4) Black to Play     5) White to Play     6) Black to Play     7) White to...

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    5/28/17 - Blindfold Chess Tips So Far

    d34l10 May 28, 2017, 9:03 AM

    I am noticing steady growth and am very near to my goal of playing a full game blindfolded. Honestly, I feel I could have accomplished this in a shorter amount of time if I had been more diligent and regular about...

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